Sarum College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jayme Reaves as Short Courses Coordinator and Coordinator for the Centre for Encountering the Bible.
Dr Reaves is a Public Theologian, working with congregations and communities to reflect on the public impact of their theology. She is an Honorary Fellow at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education and the author of the 2016 book, Safeguarding the Stranger: An Abrahamic Theology and Ethic of Protective Hospitality, which looks at the practice of providing sanctuary to the threatened other in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religious traditions and their sacred texts.
In this half-time role, Dr Reaves will oversee Sarum College’s short courses programme and biblical studies programme, which attract a range of students from different faith traditions, and those with no faith tradition. These courses run alongside Sarum’s postgraduate study and ordination training programmes, with students enrolled across programmes.
“It is a joy to be joining the team at Sarum College and I am very excited about the possibilities this will bring for everyone involved,’ Dr Reaves says. ‘I look forward to applying my skills in connecting theological and spiritual learning to real world experience and context to both the Short Course Programme and the Centre for Encountering the Bible at Sarum.”
“Jayme brings into the Sarum learning community a broad range of skills and values,” says The Revd Canon Professor James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College. “Her passion for change and truth has arisen from a deep engagement with peace and justice in Bosnia and Northern Ireland, as well as her teaching, formation and community development experience. Jayme’s theology is rich and textured and we look forward to working with and alongside her.”
Dr Reaves is expected to be in post 1 December 2018.